Secretary Jewell to Celebrate Great Outdoors America Week with Kids and Conservation Leaders

Office of the Secretary
6/24/2013


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join kids and conservation leaders and organizations this week to celebrate Great Outdoors America Week (GO Week).


On Tuesday, June 25, Jewell will participate in a conversation about conservation and youth with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight books about the importance of connecting children with nature, at the Center for American Progress.


On Wednesday, June 26, Jewell will join Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy, over 100 local youth and conservation organizations at the Outdoors Alliance for Kids' “Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival” on the National Mall. Jewell will provide brief remarks, participate in nature-based recreation and learning activities, and will walk with the youth from the Washington Monument to the Capitol.

The events are open to credentialed media representatives.

EVENT #1: CONVERSATION ON CONVERSATION AND YOUTH

WHO:

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Author Richard Louv

CAP President Neera Tanden

CAP Chair John Podesta

WHAT:

Conversation about Conservation and Youth

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 3:30 PM EDT

WHERE:

Center for American Progress

1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor

Washington, DC

MEDIA:

Credentialed members of the media should RSVP here.


EVENT #2: KIDS, YOUTH AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL

WHO:

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley

Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy

Outdoor Nation Youth Ambassador Arturo Cervantes

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Chair Jackie Ostfeld

The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune

100+ Local Youth

WHAT:

Outdoors Alliance for Kids' “Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival” and Walk to the Capitol

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Festival with outdoor recreation and learning activities

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Remarks

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Walk to the Capitol

WHERE:

NE Quadrant of the National Mall, near the Washington Monument

15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

MEDIA:

Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (emily_beyer@ios.doi.gov) by 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26.


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